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>> glor: tonight, the arctic air arrives, more than 40 states will feel the severe chill, heavy snow from montana to michigan. two u.s. captives held in north korea are now home. julianna goldman on the emotional family reunions. president obama gets to asia tonight. what he said to bob schieffer-- >> people want to see this city work. and they feel as if it is not working. >> glor: --and what he says is next. major garrett is in beijing. and walking the grand canyon without being able to see. barry petersen with a remarkable journey. >> this really is life one step s a time. captioning sponsored by cbs nsor this is the "cbs evening news." >> glor: good evening, everyone, i am jeff glor. and much of the country is about to enter the icebox.
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here is one special dramatic example, kearney, nebraska hit a high of 71 degrees this afternoon, it will be in the low teens by tomorrow. over the course of the next week the coldest air since last winter arrives and frigid temperatures will stretch deep into the deep south. we are joined from boston by eric fischer. eric, what is happening? >> jeff, winter early and often is going to be a theme this year. frost is across the arctic and head to is south as we head to the week, down the rockies, well into texas, stretching into the midwest, by the end of the week, the only state really spared from the cold air is going to be florida, never quite gets in on the action, deep into the sunshine state. in terms of temperatures, by wednesday, the cold really is taking control, single digits and teens here, places like cheyenne, denver, omaha, below freezing and staying in the twenties and by thursday morning when we are all waking up and this cold really worked its way
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eastward, look at some of these ubmperatures, single digits, some going sub zero here across the middle of the in addition and get to twenties well into the east, even places like nashville, jeff this is a map that looks more like the beginning of january than november. >> glor: yes, also talking about quite a bit of snow in places. avw much? >> the flakes are already flying in montana tonight, we have been seeing those, and stretch to the east, a thin band here comes across south dakota but right through the twin cities, central and northern parts of wisconsin as well, so monday air travel, road travel are going to be impacted by this plus the cold coming in, and the in terms of totals a wide band of three to six inches, around the twin cities and into wisconsin, could see a foot, maybe even a little bit more and after last winter there is come ago little too early. >> glor: eric fischer, thank you very much. the it is first day back home for two americans who have been jailed in north korea following a top secret mission by the director of national intelligence. here is julianna goldman. >> reporter: home at last, kenneth bae enjoyed late night
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pizza with his family who tweeted this celebratory picture. arriving saturday, he walked off the plane and into his mother's arm. matthew todd miller then took his turn stepping on to american soil. afterwards, they thanked president obama and the others who orchestrated their release. >> it has been an amazing two years. i learned a lot. i grew a lot. it was a long wait, it was a good wait, but i need to remain strong, i remained strong because of you. >> reporter: north korea accused 25-year-old miller of spying after he allegedly tore up his visa and demanded asylum seven months ago. the regime charged bae, a christian missionary with anti- government activities. he served two years of hard labor, director of national intelligence james clapper brought the two men home during his secret mission, clapper didn't meet with kim jong un, who mysteriously disappeared from the public this summer, but brought a letter from obama for
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the leader, he certified he was obama's personal envoy sent to negotiate their release. an obama administration official says north korea floated the dmssibility of release several weeks ago and requested a senior u.s. statesman. in his first term, president obama sent former president clinton to get the release of two reporters but he is the highest ranking official to visit pyongyang in years. an official emphasized clapper's mandate was to free the two men, not to pursue any diplomatic opening. with the national security role, he did discuss north korea's nuclear program with senior leaders there. this was an unusual mission for national intellignce director, but jeff, clapper rarely publishes his schedule, which made it easier for him to travel in secret. >> glor: juliana thank you very much and for more on how this came about our chief white house correspondent is in beijing where president obama is
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arriving tonight. from the white house perspective, how did this happen and what countries were involved? >> reporter: jeff, the north korea is a closed society with many mysteries but one certainty, china, it is a state helped by china, and the going to lean on beijing to clean up its human rights record, after protests flared in hong kong, they don't know if beijing nudged the north korean to free the two americans but it is trying to remove a human rights irritant. >> glor: on "face the nation," the president said he wasn't persuasive enough of what he is trying to do, here is that clip. >> i think there are times, there is no doubt about it, where i think we have not been successful in going out there and letting people know what it is we are trying to do and why
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this is the right action. so there is a failure of politics we need to improve on. >> glor: major, what did the president mean by that? >> it is the first indirect admission by president obama that he and his white house staff sort of blew it in the midterm elections, not making the strengthening u.s. economy more prominent. nee president tried to do that in early october, he also said all of my policies are on the ballot, that nationalized the elections, democrats on the defensive and gave the republicans an opening they seized with very visible results. what you heard there, jeff, is indirect admission on the president's part he and his team blundered a little bit during the mid-terms. >> glor: major garrett in beijing, thank you very much. demonstrations in mexico increased and became violent this weekend as protesters accused the mexican government of reacting slowly to the disappearance and apparent murders of 43 students who attended a rural teachers college. here is carter evans.
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>> reporter: masked protesters tried to break into the national palace in mexico city saturday night. and threw molotov cocktails as riot police moved in. they are calling for the resignation of president enrique after it took the federal government six weeks to charge three gang members with murdering 43 students and incinerating their bodies in a landfill with a fire that burned for 14 hours. the students had traveled to the city offing iguala to collect donations and reportedly had commandeered public buses. federal authorities say the city's mayor ordered local police to attack the students out of fear they might disrupt a public event for his wife. six people were killed, and the 43 remaining students were handed over to a mexican drug gang, allegedly connected with the mayor. >> reporter: andrew steely is an expert on mexico, with the woodrow wilson institute in washington, d.c. >> people are very frustrated by the fact that a local mayor can be in cahoots with organized crime and kill 43 people.
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>> reporter: 72 people have been arrested so far, including that mayor, his wife, and dozens of police officers. but the massacre is undermined the mexican president's assurances that drug violence in his country is under control. protesters were enraged friday after a side comment from mexico's attorney general, jesus karam at a news conference saying the case had been solved. barely audible he said i am tired. for them it is about closing the case says protesters javier baptista we don't agree with the mexican state taking responsibility for what happened. he has now become a rallying cry, trending on twitter and social media, a symbol of frustration with the mexican government, in a country where the people themselves are tired of corruption and violence. carter evans cbs news, los angeles. >> glor: queen elizabeth today led britain's remembrance day,
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of veteran days who remembered veterans who died in world war i. prince harry made a surprise trip back to afghanistan. charlie d'agata has details. il reporter: a nation stood in silence. from the tower of london and its spectacular display of red, 800,000 ceramic poppies honoring world war i dead to the memorial service where the queen later read at the war monument. she has taken these very steps every year for five decades but this year is especially poignant, marking a century since the start of world war i. it also comes at a time of unprecedented security, after counter-terrorism police arrested four men this week suspected of planning an attack on british soil. that threat did not deter the queen from duty nor the thousands of spectators who stood for hours on crammed
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sidewalks. >> i think it is important for everybody to remember the people who have lost their lives in all conflicts, not just world wars but all conflicts. >> reporter: the queen was joined by prince philip, prince charles and prince william, all military veterans themselves. the only one missing was prince harry, who made a surprise return to afghanistan to pay his own personal respects for more than 450 british soldiers who lost their lives, where the prince himself served two tours of duty. the prince's visit to afghanistan is a reminder of the conflicts britain is still waging, and remembering sunday honors all of the country's war dead of the past 100 years. tonight, poppies are falling from the side of big bend in tribute to all those soldiers who fell in the line of duty. charlie d'agata, cbs news, london.
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>> glor: people of berlin today marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall. elizabeth palmer reports on how the city gathered to look back on that joyful night when after decades of oppression east finally met west. >> reporter: balloons marked the ruin of the berlin wall that used to divide the communist east from the democratic west during the anniversary celebrations germany's chancellor angela merkel said, "the fall of the wall showed us that dreams can come true." and they did come true for thousands the night of november ninth, 1989 when crowds hearing that the east german government intended to loosen the border controls poured on to the wall and gambled that the guards wouldn't shoot. sascha was 15 at the time. >> i was standing right there. i just remember sitting there pulling someone up again and a bit embarrassingly i was singing
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"give peace a chance," which i would probably never do that today. >> reporter: sascha now runs cycle tours of berlin and the wall. >> there is a white line here. and we are standing inside no man's land. >> reporter: in august 1961, soviet allied east germany started building the 27-mile long wall. anyone who tried to escape was, risked everything to cross from east to westover the so-called "death strip," or, where border guards aimed to kill. today this section of the death strip is a park full of life. it is a remarkable transformation. in fact, berlin has completely reinvented itself with modern architecture, a lively art scene, and the relics of the old days turned into tourist attractions. as for the wall itself, the actual barrier is largely gone.
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but its memory is kept alive to remind future generations of berlin's now distant divided past. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, berlin. >> glor: and initial tests of those new rules on how colleges handle sexual assault cases, the star of a concert in texas was seen well above the stage, when the cbs evening news continues. and more pain. what's that, like six pills today? yeah. .i could take two aleve for all day relief. really? for my arthritis pain, i now choose aleve. 2 pills. all day strong. all day long. and now introducing, aleve pm for a better am. a dry mouth can be a common side effect. that's why there's biotene. it comes in oral rinse, spray or gel,
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modest mouse, many also felt it, the ground shook meaning it may have hit the earth no debris has been found yet. and celebration turned to embarrassment last night's football game between utah and oregon, the reciever seemingly dances his way into the end zone here for a 79-yard score, but he dropped the ball before crossing the goal line. oregon picked it up and ran it all the way back. winning that game handily. still ahead here, a blind hiker conquers the grand canyon one step at a time. pneumococcal pneumonia was horrible... the fatigue... the chest pains, difficulty breathing. it put me in the hospital. you don't want to go through what i did. if you're over 50, talk to your doctor.
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>> glor: finally here tonight, anyone who has ever seen the grand canyon knows that hiking it isn't easy. even more so for someone who barely see at all. barry petersen has the story of one man and one extraordinary challenge. >> okay. >> reporter: dan berlin knew this was going to be a tough, relentless trek, walking the grand canyon from rim to rim and back to the starting point, 46 grueling miles. but more daunting for him than most, he is virtually blind, every step a potential pitfall.
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which is why he realized the only way he could do this was with friends. >> i found that one of the hardest things with me was losing my sight was the ability to ask for help. >> reporter: it took four friends guiding him, helping him step-by-step over every little bump in the trail. >> i expected to take about 15 to 18 hours, not 24 to 48 hours, so-- >> reporter: you had to diagnosis deep to, dig deep to get through that? >> yes. >> reporter: he started going blind as a child and by the mid 30s could only see a few dim shapes. >> i went through a pretty low point where life was getting less and less. >> reporter: as you lost your sight? >> as i lost my sight. eyd i thought the limitations of life just felt like they were piling on. >> reporter: he fought back, relearning every day skills. >> it feels better, period.
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>> reporter: and how to keep working. and with help from his daughter trained hard for the grand canyon. but even with all of the preparation, he was exhausted halfway through and feared defeat. >> i am feeling really tense. the response from everybody immediately was, no, we are going to do this. you are not going to die. >> reporter: even blind has its advantages like being calm walking a trail with 1,000-foot drop. >> every now and then i would feel a gentle hand on my shoulder, "ah, steer to the right a little bit." >> reporter: after 28 straight hours, they made it back to family and friends and to a sense of triumph and a deep trust in the team. >> if i didn't, if i didn't have those guides i could not have made it out of the canyon.
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qr and this is really life one step at a time. >> yeah, that's a very good way to put it. this really is life one step at a time. >> reporter: a lesson that works for all of us. barry petersen cbs news,. >> grand canyon, colorado. >> glor: later on cbs, 60 minutes. and i will see you the first thing tomorrow on "cbs this morning." also don't forget our new digital network, cbsn at i am jeff glor, cbs news in new york. scott pelley will be here tomorrow. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
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it's a crime scene, after a disturbing discovery inside. i miss him so much. please us to find daniel. an emotional plea tonight fm the from the family of a yog bay area tech worker -- mis for more than a week. and a narrow victory in a b area assembly race-- made an enormous difference in the balance of power at the sta capitol. kpix 5 news is next. police are called out to a,,
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